RINGWOOD STATE PARK - Trail, RINGWOOD, Jersey

RINGWOOD STATE PARK - Trail, RINGWOOD, Jersey

DESCRIPTION

ONCE YOU GET OUT OF THE LOT YOU MAY THINK ITS ALL FIRE ROADS BUT KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AND YOU WILL FIND ENDLESS AMOUNTS NJ'S MOST TECHNICAL SINGLE TRACK(YOU WANT THE GREEN TRAIL)ITS GOT ROCKS,CLIMBS,KILLER DOWNHILLS YOU NAME IT....ALSO ITS VERY EAST TO GET LOST SO FIND SOMEONE IN THE PARKING LOT TO HOOK UP WITH!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 05, 2013]
bicyclezero
Cross Country Rider

You most likely will get lost IF your phone dies and it is your GPS. The trail markers are bad. The little trail names written all over the map they give you are real cute. They just aren't noted anywhere on the trails so they are meaningless and clutter the already bad map that is soon to turn into a sweat destroyed pulpy mess in your pocket. Take it anyway though! Okay - I don't want to be negative here about the place itself - It is a great place to ride and people have been building new trails. "Cannonball Trail" isn't really any good. It is marked with a white "C" in a red circle. It is just a name and isn't very fast. I ended up on this thinking I would use the east - west blue hiking only trail to get back to the Ringwood trail (red trail). They aren't kidding about the blue - and many parts of the yellow. It will be hike-a-bike if you decide to ignore the hiking only designation. So I wound up at the southern most point of the park where the map ends and I had to go back on the yellow despite its hike-only designation. This section of the yellow was great for biking and eventually intersected with a new portion of the red trail not on the map that was obviously built by mt. bikers. It was great! A fast downhill technical swichback that seemed to never end. It was a long way to go to get to it - but worth it! Accept for being late to a family event later in the day. 3 hours late. I was waaaaay lost. At the time I rode there in late June of 2013 there was a pipeline under construction and they prohibited riding in a good portion of the park. Which was poorly enforced despite some rent a cops in a gas powered golf cart looking thing. I rode where I wanted. Top it all off, it was very good. I started from lot C and had a good amount of riding, some climbs, rock gardens and such.

Customer Service

I got so lost. Started at Lot C - marked PC on the map. Watch out for getting cut-off in areas that are for hiking only as they are really just that in some places.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 07, 2012]
Tomsmadness
Racer

Ringwood is about an hour from me, usually race here once a year, take a "casual" ride a few times a month. If you know where to find them, certain trails really help to hone your technical skills, and there's some great downhill sections.

Customer Service

Race course is great. If you go it alone stick to the stuff near the north end where it is better maintained for mountain biking. Exploring more southerly gets hairy but theres some good stuff to be found, bring maps cause it's easy to get lost.

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Do alot of training at stewart in New Windsor, not too technical in most spots but blast through here most of the week, 15 minutes from me. 909, Wawarsing and blue mountain when I have time for a drive. Ringwood is probably the most technical just outside the hudson valley, challenging to a spinner like me. I ride Schunemunk mountain in Cornwall/Woodbury sometimes but don't recommend it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 17, 2011]
MannyL358
Downhiller

Want a good look at the trails in this park? Check out this video http://www.videotrailreviews.com/RingwoodPark

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 01, 2011]
xc/mxracer
Racer

Endless amounts of trail possibilities. jorba has made 2 trails and the are amazing. The race course is the most fun thing ever. The rinwood to ramapo trail is my favorite trail in my life. it is so technical somtimes u just want to scream. i know skylands trail has drops for the free ride and downhiller but red trail is a down hill trail but im an xc er an i have a blast.

Customer Service

ADVANCED
Start at shepards lake than turn right at the first trail after the boat house. go up the hill. go straight across the fire road eventuallly you turn right and you are on red trail this is pretty technical. you will probably have to cross over several fire roads but stay on the red marker.when you get to a fire road closed to the school make a sharp left.go up the hill pass the hiking red trail and keep climbing when you can see thetop just go straight the later you will have to turn right at red trail and this is the fastest section it has small one foot drops but it will take you to the school and i dont know where to go from there

Similar Products Used:

the race course

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 07, 2008]
CraShRyDer7@gmail.com
Downhiller

great place to train and ride pre-season. the it is actualy not very technical at all, but if you know your lines, it is very fast. its nice and rocky! most of the trails are more focused on xc/ all mountain riders. but there is a hidden freeride trail with a 15ft drop, a north shore, 25ft drop, and a nice 30ft roll in at the end. when it comes to dh trails, its kinda hard to find, but freeride trails is very hard to find. the dh trails are scattered between xc trails, or are trails that xc riders ride up. i am currently building a few strictly dh trails though, and a few seem like fun for freeride.

Customer Service

go to the 2nd parking lot on skyline drive, ride down the fire road, go stait untill theres a turn, keep going strait into the woods were u will see a trail, follow it, untill you see some single track, theres a fork in it, take a left. folow that and when you see a fireroad keep going strait and shoot out into a fast rocky trail as fast as you can. there are a few steep sections but it is mostely justa slight downhill with a lot of rock.but its decently fast. at the end take a left on the fireroad. follow and look to left, theres a trail that will take u to the lake. keep to the right on both the forks in that trail and it will lead you to a natural 7ft drop i make a trail to today. after that take a left, and take the trail to the right, dont take the bridge, and that will leed you the the bottom parking lot.

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anything steep, fast, and rocky is good there

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 15, 2008]
aj
Weekend Warrior

I have heard that there are ladder jumps and some North Shore burried back in Ringwood. Does anyone know how to get to them?

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 27, 2008]
mike
Weekend Warrior

the trail is beautiful with something for everyone, but be careful of when/ with whom you go. I went by myself on the trails for a leisurely ride, and 4 hours later the sun was down and i had nearly crossed the NY state border. A rescue crew came to retrieve me because I was so lost.

Be careful and get a map!!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 31, 2008]
lou_b_83
Cross Country Rider

This is some of the best riding in NJ. It is everything you could want. Single track, fire roads, and some drop offs. If you are looking for some fun here is the place to go.

Customer Service

Up, Up, Up, then down.

Similar Products Used:

Cannonball Trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 28, 2007]
pdm362
Cross Country Rider

I rode Ringwood for the first time and this place is amazing. I've only been mountain biking for about a year and this place really tested how much I've learned. Ringwood has everything from ridiculous rock gardens, technical switchbacks, long climbs, and screaming downhills. You will never get bored because there is so much to keep challenging you. This place has really opened my eyes to mountain biking is really about. Three words for Ringwood: TECHNICAL!! TECHNICAL!!! TECHNICAL!!!

Customer Service

Take one day, bring your lunch and lots of water and ride the whole park its worth it especially for your first time.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 04, 2007]
Tom
Cross Country Rider

The trail has a LOT to offer. I rode it for the first time just yesterday, on the 4th of july and it was great. I did get a bit lost looking for the place though. I followed signs for ringwood state park, but what you want is the botanical gardens. Go there and go approx a mile down that road to get to the parking lots. I rode for a few hours and had a blast. Having free parking because I'm military is definitely a perk ;)

so many different types of riding in this area, just explore it all. I ran into a couple guys who went east along a fireroad and it spit them back out by route 287 and 208. I passed them on ringwood ave. they clocked 30 miles on their bikes. we should all be so lucky. stop reading this and go ride.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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